Perth Scorchers will play the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League final after beating the Melbourne Stars in one of the most impressive Twenty20 clashes in domestic cricket history. Suitably Michael Hussey (21), who donned the wicketkeepers gloves in the field, scored the winning runs four off the last ball when the Perth Scorchers only required a single off the last delivery.
Perth Scorchers successfully chased an magnificent total set by the D/L method at 139 from 13 overs - a rain revised total after the Stars scored 2 for 183 in 18 overs. The match would have finished differently had a no ball not been awarded for James Faulkner's first, last ball which Adam Voges (36) failed to hit with Perth Scorchers needing 3 runs for win.
Replays show Faulkner's foot was over the line, but the no ball was awarded for the Melbourne Stars having three fielders, rather than the required four, fielders in the circle. The mass of the credit for Perth Scorchers should go to Shaun Marsh who hit 68 runs from 40 balls, with 11 boundaries. Adam Voges also played a vital innings smashed three sixes in his 21 ball knock.
Earlier, Cameron White made 88 runs from 53 balls, with five sixes, after being promoted to opener and number three Hodge added 70 from 43 balls with six maximums. The Perth Scorchers will now host the final match against the Brisbane Heat on Saturday at the WACA ground.